KIT provides Capacity building for implementation Research in TB in Viet Nam (CaR-TB) at the Hanoi School of Public Health, Vietnam.
From 19 – 23 January 2016 KIT has organised the first phase of a training in to order to contribute to improved implementation research in TB in Vietnam, as well as to increase capacity of staff to train and educate students of the Hanoi School of Public Health in TB and MDR-TB research. The training programme is funded by the World Health Organisation-the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR).
Phase I training
Phase I training was facilitated by KIT advisor, Natalie Vinkeles Melchers, and co-facilitated by Dr. Hoa from the Hanoi School of Public Health and Dr. Nguyen Binh Hoa from the National Tuberculosis Control Programme in Vietnam.
The training programme provided a clear overview of the aims and purposes of implementation research as well as the three major data collection techniques, i.e. pragmatic trials, mixed methods research, and participatory action research. Other subjects that were taught included medical ethics, health systems research, budgeting, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and the development of logical frameworks.
Phase II training
The training programme will be provided in two phases. Phase II will take place from 7-11 March 2016. A main output for the participants of the training will be the development of a research proposal on implementation research for improved TB and MDR-TB control in Vietnam. It is therefore expected that this training has an immediate effect from knowledge intro practice, with an increased capacity in implementation research for TB control.
“Implementation research is something very new for me. The training set a light into it. Understanding the concept and methodology used in the implementation research will help me a lot in writing our next proposal. I also appreciated very much the careful preparation of the training materials and the enthusiasm of the trainer”
Ngan Tran participated in the Phase I training. She is researcher for the Centre of Population Health Sciences – Hanoi School of Public Health.